Will I See You at ICE?
May 18, 2016
Training professionals from around the world will gather in Denver this month for The Association for Talent Development’s annual International Conference and Exposition known as ICE. I’ll be there, too, I am a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Conference – I helped select the speakers for the concurrent sessions. As a conference, […]
Attention Please: It’s a Scary World Out There!
May 4, 2016
“We are attacked over a million times a day.” That’s the attack rate according to the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. That’s a lot, in my book. When I heard him say that, it got my attention, and I suspect it got yours, too. When I teach Learning Tree’s System and Network Security Introduction, I try […]
It Really Is Risky Business
Mar 4, 2016
In the first chapter of Learning Tree’s System and Network Security Introduction we briefly mention risk analysis and risk management. As part of that mention we note that risk analysis is a complex and difficult process. When we developed the first version of this course over fifteen years ago, I wanted to look into risk […]
What a Game Show Can Teach Us About Answering Questions
Feb 1, 2016
I have had a lot of exposure to questions and answers, writing exams for professionals and university students. I’ve applied for grants and evaluated grant proposals. I’ve applied for awards and evaluated award proposals. I’ve been a subject matter expert and interviewed subject matter experts. I also routinely answer questions as a speaker and when […]
More on Women in Cyber Security (and STEM Professions in General)
Oct 28, 2015
Last month I wrote about the need for more women in cyber security. The research for that post has made me reconsider some of my views about STEM education and I’d like to share some of that with you. Specifically, I was probably wrong about something. Let me begin with a story: When I was […]